Elon Academy Banner

College Visitation and Transition Programs

Wesleyan College Travel Assistance Program: If you are interested in visiting Wesleyan College, the admissions office offers travel assistance, particularly for students of color who live outside the Northeast. The program pays all expenses for the trip including round-trip travel expenses, meals, and housing. Visit the website for the travel assistance application form.

Oberlin College Multicultural Visit Program: If accepted into Oberlin's program, the admissions office will pay all expenses for students of color to visit Oberlin's campus. The trip includes a stay in residence halls, a tour of the campus, visits to classes, admissions and financial aid workshops, and meetings with current students, professors, and admissions staff. Visit the website for application materials.

UNC Charlotte UTOP Program: The University Transition Opportunities Program (UTOP) began in 1986 to facilitate the underrepresented student's transition from high school to college. By involving incoming UNC-Charlotte freshmen in a rigorous five-week summer collegiate experience, UTOP builds upon the scholastic abilities of the students through college courses and contact with University academic support services.

Harvard University Secondary School Program: This summer program allows students to take courses and live on Harvard's campus for a summer. QuestBridge (see College Access page) will work with the Harvard Secondary School Program (SSP) to select students based on academic accomplishment and financial need. Students selected for Harvard SSP through the QuestBridge College Prep program will not need to submit a separate SSP application. However, because admission through QuestBridge is highly selective, students interested in attending the Harvard SSP regardless of QuestBridge's scholarship offer should consider applying directly to the SSP as a backup option.